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Membership in the Kamusi Project

Why should you become a member of the Kamusi Project?

There are three main reasons for you to become a member of the Kamusi Project:
1) By knowing that we can count on your modest annual membership dues ($30, or about the equivalent in most major currencies), we can plan a budget for the project and meet our expenses (servers, programmers, equipment, language expertise, etc) as they arise.
2) To maintain our charitable status, the organization must demonstrate that we have "a broad base of public support." Having a million users a year of our free services does not meet the legal description, but having a few thousand members certainly does. We've set the annual dues quite low so that as many users as possible will be able to join.
3) The longer you stay a member, the more chances you have to win fabulous merchandise. Every time 100 new members join, we will select one new member and one continuing member at random to receive the item of their choice from the Member Awards section of the Kamusi Project Duka (available items are subject to change).

Benefits of membership

All members are automatically enrolled in our 100 New/ 100 Loyal Members Award program. Every time we receive 100 new dues-paying members, one new member and one continuing member will be selected at random to receive the item of their choice from the Member Awards section of the Kamusi Project Duka (available items are subject to change). This program is unlimited; if you join today and stay a member in good standing, and 10,000 people join after you, you will be in the running for awards 101 times.

An additional practical benefit is that members can elect one of your own to serve on the Board of Kamusi Project International. In this way, the membership will have a continuous voice in the management and future direction of the project.

How to join

Becoming a Kamusi Project member is simple! Just select the currency of your choice from the list below, choose the "subscribe" option, and fill in all the requested information. Please make sure to provide accurate contact information - we will not abuse your trust, but we do need to be able to get in touch with our membership from time to time, including to contact winners of the 100 New/ 100 Loyal Members Awards.

NOTE: US donations will go directly to Kamusi Project USA, which is a US-based 501(c)3 tax-exempt public charity registered in Delaware. All donations from other countries go to Kamusi Project International, a Swiss-based tax-exempt non-governmental organization registered in Geneva.

Residents of any country except the United States who wish to join or donate to the Kamusi Project, including US citizens using an address outide of the United States, should do so by choosing your favorite currency from those listed above.


Kamusi GOLD

These are the languages for which we have datasets that we are actively working toward putting online. Languages that are Active for you to search are marked with "A" in the list below.


•A = Active language, aligned and searchable
•c = Data 🔢 elicited through the Comparative African Word List
•d = Data from independent sources that Kamusi participants align playing 🐥📊 DUCKS
•e = Data from the 🎮 games you can play on 😂🌎🤖 EmojiWorldBot
•P = Pending language, data in queue for alignment
•w = Data from 🔠🕸 WordNet teams

Software and Systems

We are actively creating new software for you to make use of and contribute to the 🎓 knowledge we are bringing together. Learn about software that is ready for you to download or in development, and the unique data systems we are putting in place for advanced language learning and technology:

Articles and Information

Kamusi has many elements. With these articles, you can read the details that interest you:

Videos and Slideshows

Some of what you need to know about Kamusi can best be understood visually. Our 📽 videos are not professional, but we hope you find them useful:


Our partners - past, present, and future - include:

Hack Kamusi

Here are some of the work elements on our task list that you can help do or fund:

Theory of Kamusi

Select a link below to learn about the principles that guide the project's unique approach to lexicography and public service.

Contact Us

We welcome your comments and questions, and will try to respond quickly. To get in touch, please visit our contact page. You must use a real email address if you want to get a real reply!

© Copyright ©

The Kamusi Project dictionaries and the Kamusi Project databases are intellectual property protected by international copyright law, ©2007 through ©2018, under the joint ownership of Kamusi Project International and Kamusi Project USA. Further explanation may be found on our © Copyright page.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.


Discussion items about language, technology, and society, from the Kamusi editor and others. This box is growing. To help develop or fund the project, please contact us!

Our biggest struggle is keeping Kamusi online and keeping it free. We cannot charge money for our services because that would block access to the very people we most want to benefit, the students and speakers of languages around the world that are almost always excluded from information technology. So, we ask, request, beseech, beg you, to please support our work by donating as generously as you can to help build and maintain this unique public resource.


Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to general questions you might have about Kamusi services.

We are building this page around real questions from members of the Kamusi community. Send us a question that you think will help other visitors to the site, and frequently we will place the answer here.

Try it : Ask a "FAQ"!

Press Coverage

Kamusi in the news: Reports by journalists and bloggers about our work in newspapers, television, radio, and online.

Sponsor Search:
Who Do You Know?

To keep Kamusi growing as a "free" knowledge resource for the world's languages, we need major contributions from philanthropists and organizations. Do you have any connections with a generous person, corporation, foundation, or family office that might wish to make a long term impact on educational outcomes and economic opportunity for speakers of excluded languages around the world? If you can help us reach out to a potential 💛😇 GOLD Angel, please contact us!